Cook's Notebook


November 01, 2006

The Web site of the Baltimore-based Vegetarian Resource Group offers menus and recipes for eating vegan and vegetarian and links to vegetarian-friendly restaurants.

Kate Shatzkin


Prevent lumps in sauces thickened with flour or cornstarch by stirring them constantly while they are cooking. If lumps do form, use a whisk to beat them out. If all else fails, strain sauce through a fine-mesh sieve before serving.

From "Better Homes and Gardens New Cookbook"

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